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Blog entry by Stevinmarin posted 11-07-2010 07:05 PM 8948 reads 14 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I decided to make a new sled. One that addresses some problems I had with my old one. Mainly, it’s much smaller and lighter.

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#1 posted 11-07-2010 07:40 PM

Ive been trying to figure out a way to get my saws to wear the safty glasses …............Schloemoe

-- schloemoe, Oregon , http://www.

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Bob A in NJ

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#2 posted 11-07-2010 08:01 PM


This is the 1st fence I’ve seen with the rear guard, great idea. Keep them coming, love your videos.


-- Bob A in NJ

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#3 posted 11-07-2010 08:14 PM

Steve: If you cut a 5/8” dado verses a 3/4” one, the T-Bolt will still slide back and forth however, it will “wedge” in the slot and keep the bolt from spinning when tightening.

Keep the Videos coming!!

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#4 posted 11-07-2010 09:07 PM

Hey Steve, If You size and cut some 1/4” Lexon poly to cover Your top support rails and rear blade guard it will serve as great eye protection from dust and chips coming off the blade !!

-- Rob,Gaithersburg,MD,One mans trash is another mans wood shop treasure ! ;-)

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#5 posted 11-07-2010 09:17 PM

Great tips and awesome vid keep them coming

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#6 posted 11-07-2010 09:40 PM

Steve, where do you get that really smooth 1/4 plywood :-)) I was a bit disappointed I didn’t see the big sled being use more to make the little sled :-(( Isn’t that what sledding is all about? Keep on tapin’, we’ll be watchin’

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#7 posted 11-07-2010 09:59 PM

I’m with you, Steve, How can you know where to set your back and front fence until you’ve got the runners on.Doh!

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging.

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Jamie Speirs

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#8 posted 11-07-2010 11:59 PM

Great fun Steve

-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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#9 posted 11-08-2010 12:53 AM

Works for me!

-- God created wood that we may create. Trevor East Yorkshire UK

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#10 posted 11-08-2010 01:50 AM

This is another nice video, Steve. A sled is one of those tools that, after one is put in the shop, you immediately wonder why you did not make one sooner.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#11 posted 11-08-2010 03:11 AM

Nice video, Steve. I love your sled great job.

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Wayne Racinowski

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#12 posted 11-08-2010 04:18 AM

Steve, Fun and entertaining video. Great how-to that makes this look easy compared to others I’ve seen.

-- "Pen Kit Tubing and Bushing References" Wayne

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#13 posted 11-08-2010 07:02 AM

Great videoSteve, don’t know what I’d do without my sled!!!

-- Bob Kenosha Wi.

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#14 posted 11-08-2010 10:37 AM

Nice sled, Steve. But where’s the snow?

-- The nicer the nice, the higher the price!

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#15 posted 11-11-2010 06:14 AM

Thanks for keeping it simple. I feel more confident about making one for my table saw.

-- Doug - Make an effort to live by the slogan "We try harder"

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